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: in a moment we will take you to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. by the way, the senate judiciary committee is holding another hearing on the fbi. robert mullen will be among those testifying. the debt commission is holding its first public hearing -- fourth public hearing with alan simpson, coverage online at c- span.org. thank you for being with us on this wednesday. we will take you to the floor of the house, enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 28, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable ed pastor to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: this morning the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, pastor shawn black, calvary chapel, costa mesa, california. the chaplain: dear lord god of heaven, we thank yo
in exchange for four people convicted of working as spies for the u.s. as tara mergener reports, it was the biggest spy exchange since the cold war. and we will have more on that story later in our newscast. >>> leaders in the presbyterian church have split on two measures concerning gay parishioners. last night in minneapolis, church leaders voted to allow noncelibate gates in committed relationships to serve as clergy and not to redefine marriage in their church constitution to include same sex couple. they could take up the issue today if enough delegates agree. if not the matter would be shelfed for two years. the the u.s. interior department plans to issue a ban on deep water drilling after the court ruled against the moratorium on thursday. they claimed the ban threatened their livelihoods. federal officials say it is necessary while it studied deep water drilling risks in the wake of the b.p. oil spill. >>> b.p. has set a new date for capping the leaking well. they are aiming to seal it off by july 27th. however, the "wall street journal" quotes the company executive as s
u.s. spy swap in decades. fox 5's maureen umeh here now with the details. >> reporter: brian, experts say this entire episode shows that even though the cold war between russia and the u.s. ended, information gathering never really stopped and now that the spy swap is complete, both countries are reevaluating the strengths and weaknesses of their espionage programs. it took less than two hours to complete. a spy swap the likes of which hasn't been seen in years going down on a remote airport runway in vienna, austria friday. ten russian spies swapped for four convicted u.s. spies. one plane heading directly to moscow. the other first to an air force base in southern england where two of the four u.s. spies were dropped off. then on to dulles airport. counterterrorism expert larry johnson says it may all look intriguing but what happened is standard. >> this was saturday of a traditional cold war deal where we gave up people that they wanted and we got people back that we wanted. we go back on as business as usual. >> reporter: white house officials say the deal had been in th
" was granted early access to the document and says they also suggest the u.s. feared pakistan may have actually helped the taliban. in a statement sunday, national security adviser general james jones called the leak a threat to national security, which could put the lives of americans and our partner at risk. the documents are largely what's called raw intelligence, reports from junior officers in the field that analysts use to advise policymakers. the website first gained international attention in april when it posted this classified helicopter cockpit video of a 2007 attack in baghdad. the clip apparently shows u.s. army helicopters firing on suspected insurgents. among the dead were believed to be two journalist. the u.s. military has charged bradley manning with passing along the information. as for this latest leak, one u.s. official says it may take days to comb through all of the documents and figure out exactly how much damage has been done. and the site says the document, quote, don't generally cover top-secret operations and they say they are delaying the release of 15,000 other doc
, a developing story out of afghanistan. afghan officials say one of two u.s. sailors abducted friday is dead. the other may be wounded and in the hands of the taliban. we'll have a live report. >>> plus, preparing for the worst as arizona's controversial immigration law kicks in next week. a tent city jail with triple-digit temperatures and an expanded section, 1070 name after the new legislation. >>> but first, let's go to some severe weather that's popping up. bonnie schneider in the weather center. >> we're tracking a tornado warning right now for suffolk county on long island in new york. that's on eastern part of new york as you can see here. a tornado possibly indicated on doppler radar near babylon on the south shore. so some communities affected will be robert moses state park where a lot of people go to the beach on a weekend day where it's so hot. as well as islip, you can see the line where the tornado warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. also as you head further out east towards east patchogg facing very severe winds. we had a severe weather with an ef-2 tornado touching down. tr
plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on those reports. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of a university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against 22- year-old george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing 22- year-old yeardley love in may. the medical examiner said she was killed by a blunt force injury to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham have a nickel. they believe surveillance video of her toyota taken minutes before she was killed. they believe she was driving the car out of the fairfax plaza shopping center on june 27. it is not clear if she was alone in the video or if she was threatened at knifepoint. police are asking anyone with information to come forward. >>> d.c. has seen an increase in the number of sexual assaults. the largest has been in the seventh district, east of anacostia and potomac rivers. police memos obtained showed that serious sexua
to come on eyewitness news. the largest spy swap since the cold war. the u.s. and russia could be trading prisoners. major developments in that russian spy ring tonight. >>> headed for the supreme court. a new development and protestors in the family of a fallen u.s. marine. >>> and here in baltimore for an opportunity to change her life forever. i'm weijia jiang at johns hopkins, with her story next on wjz eyewitness news. >>> and a live look outside. the heat and humidity are still on. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,, carmax is the smart choice because our specially trained technicians put every car we sell through a 125 point inspection. carmax is the smart choice because at carmax you get a free appraisal and your written offer to buy your car good for seven days. >>> the showdown between the westboro baptist church and a maryland marine moves one step closer to the u.s. supreme court. the church filed a brief this week, saying if actions are protected by the first amendment. >> the westborough baptist church filed this 75-page brief. attorney margie phelp
, and they paint a devastating picture of the war in afghanistan. >>> this, as u.s. forces launch a manhunt for two american sailors who vanished three days ago. >>> top kill. bp's embattled ceo tony hayward reportedly set to be shown the door as the company's board meets today. will a change at the helm help bp's reputation with america? >>> and painful mix-up. police confuse a young survivor of an accident with another girl who died. this morning we'll hear from the father who spent a week at the bedside of a girl who turned out to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, july 26, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. those documents on the website called wikileaks could be the largest unauthorized disclosure in u.s. history. they are painting a blaeak picture. >> 92,000 documents. they span six years. the u.s. is saying the leak jeopardizes those serving in the region. who leaked the reports and why? what d
in government and corporations in china than in the u.s. right now. the trust issue is lurking in the background. is something we will look at it again this year. -- it is something we will look at again this year. we will be doing this in august with synthetic biology. we found no public support for a moratorium on research. the question always comes up about shutting the system down. we did find public support for self-regulation by industry. the idea that the industry will look after itself and everything will be fine, there's not much public belief that will happen. when we asked people specifically about building confidence, 80% of the responses converge around three answers. they want greater transparency and disclosure about the science. they want free market testing. there is a fear that we're taking technologies and pushing them into the market without doing diligence. the government is not doing it. the corporations are not doing it. they also like the idea of third-party testing. they bring up examples like consumers union corporation underwriters lab, people above the fray like the n
, ice removed a record 380,000 illegal immigrants from the u.s. and today, we learned nearly 90 illegal immigrants wanted in connection with a variety of crimes were arrested during a three-day sweep in northern virginia and dc last month. all 87 had committed crimes or ignored orders to leave this country. the u.s. marshal service and the u.s. immigrations officials all took part in that operation. >> meantime, arizona's brand- new immigration law is set to take effect tomorrow, but it will do so without some of its mor controversial provisions. samantha hayes has more on a u.s. district judge's decision to block key parts of that measure. >> just a day before arizona's controversial immigration law goes into effect, a u.s. district judge has issued a ruling. applauded by the obama administration temporarily blocking the most con ten shows provision of the new law. arizona governor who signed the law in april says the preliminary injunction will be appealed. >> it's a pump in the road. we knew regardless of what happened today, one side or the other side was going to appeal. so this
. here's brian bolter with the "news edge". >> i don't want any u.s. citizen to go threw what i went threw. >> reporter: this man's travel nightmare is finally over. for the last two months he was stranded overseas. the feds denied him access to the u.s. after his name mistakenly popped up on a no fly list. he's back and sharing his story. tom fitzgerald spoke with him tonight. >> reporter: yahya wehelie is a muslim. he went to school here. he has never been in trouble with the law. he traveled to yemen to learn arabic and got a first hand lesson in frustration when his name popped up on the no fly list and he was halfway around the world trying to get home. back home, yahya wehelie can finally smile. >> i felt like a billion bricks are off my back. i'm home. >> reporter: two months after after a trip to yemen to learn arabic he landed in egypt where he learned his trip was over. >> you got to go to the embassy. we can't put you on the flight. i'm like okay, what's going on. >> what was going on was wehelie's name wound up on a no fly list. he's muslim and even though he's never been
reports. >>> the desperate search continues for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan. but the taliban claims their role is in all this. >>> lisa baden has a check of it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next with an hp netbook, samsung reality or lg cosmos for under $20 after rebate. >>> coming up on 5:10 on this monday morning. last night was active as well as the afternoon, many trees foresthill down due to wind damage. -- trees down. we had some wind gusts yesterday at 58 miles an hour, mainly centered in montgomery county, in the gaithersburg area, and towards rockville. temperatures right now are around 70 degrees. humidity will be dropping to russia to the day. piketon pager of 90 with a lot of sunshine. much cooler. -- high temperatures of 90 today. >>> new york avenue is closed in both directions between first northeast and first northwest. police are investigating an incident that happened during the storm. new york avenue will not be an option for you between first northeast and first to a west. it's complicated to report as far as traffic along bladensburg road.
of 91,000 reports on the events that intern lit u.s. military considered significant. >> robert gibbs at the white house and others at the pentagon, robert gates, have said this has the potential to harm u.s. service people. does that concern you? >> well, anything in theory has boat tension to harm anything else but we have looked that the material for some months now together with our media partners. we have taken some steps to understand that material is at least seven months ago, so, it is -- it is not of any sort of a tactical significance. our primary concern with people being potentially harmed was to do with afghan informants who could have been under the risk of retribution action. that is why we held back some 15,000 reports for a more detailed review. >> there is a lot of questions your view toward the war. you were quoted saying you enjoyed crushing bastards. is that an accurate reflection of your attitude toward the establishment, toward the people running the war, toward the u.s. government? >> well, wikileaks is a publication by the sunshine press. we are an organizatio
. >>> new denials that bp played a role in the release of a convicted terrorist but some u.s. lawmakers are not buying it. this hour, cnn's richard quest presses libya's oil minister about the lockerbie bomber and whether a deal was can you the to free him. apple reveals its response to an embarrassing problem with its newest iphones three weeks after they went on sale. will customers who race to buy these new gadgets be satisfied? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> bp says it is encouraged by what's happening in the gulf of mexico right now. for more than 24 hours a new well cap has been containing the oil that spewed into the water for almost three months. the critical integrity test as it's called and the cap is still under way right now. the worst may, repeat, may be over but as we've seen in this disaster sometimes things can go wrong at any moment. let's check in with cnn's david mattingly joining us now from new orleans. david, you just got off a phone conference with thad allen, the national incident commander. he updated us on what's going on right now. give
. >>> it is the biggest u.s .- russia spy swap since the cold war. pinkston reports for wjz. >> reporter: one by one, all ten admitted they had used false identities and pled guilty to being russian spies. then the judge signed off on an agreement that forced the spies to leave the u.s. immediately. the attorney for suspect anna chapman retains that she is not a spy. >> she's admit that is she failed to register as an agent of a foreign government. >> but she was trying to get information for a foreign government, russia. >> reporter: none of the people were providing information -- >> none of the people were providing information that could not be ready obtained by internet. >> reporter: four people in custody in russia will be sent back here. among them spy yugo who passed details to u.s. these are a good deal for both spy. >> we add administrated a spy. federal officials have not revealed what if anything secrets the spies passed to moscow. but officials do not believe any information was revealed. >>> mta is taking new action to address problems head on. wjz is live at penn station. new at 11:00, k
of them. >>> the tension mounting between the u.s. and north korea. north korea is threatening to attack a u.s. military exercise. >>> we have those stories, plus how military kids are being paid back with fun in the sun in maryland this weekend, but they will be dealing with major heat along with humidity. it is already quite warm outside. will we see more dangerous temperatures today? good morning gwen. it's going to be another day melanie where the challenge will be to try to stay cool. let's take a look at what we did temperature wise yesterday. we broke record at all three airports. 101 at national and airport, 99 at dulles. these records setback from 23 years ago in 1987. right now at national airport, 79 degrees. humidity is up at 74%. so it's another day we'll have to deal with that. a very light northerly wind, that will soon change and some neighborhood temperatures ranging into the upper to mid-80s in some areas even. and we're going to continue to see that as the day and the morning does continue to wear on. and we d have a chance of storms this afternoon. we're keeping a clo
: earthquake expert mike blanpied with the u.s. geological survey says earthquakes aren't rare in these parts. new york, southern virginia and the carolinas are more probably, but the d.c. region has had a few relatively minor tremors. >> in this area we're probably not going to get the big one right around here. we could get earthquakes big enough to do some damage and certainly there are many parts of the country that could. >> reporter: no one was injured and there was no damage reported, but people sure are talking about it. weighing in on the did you feel it section of the usgs website calling in to fox 5. but some people never even felt the earthquake sleeping through it, only learning about it hours later. >> as far as i'm concerned it did not happen. >> reporter: nothing except a little rattling and rolling has got folks talking over dinner about the day the earth around the d.c. area shook. >> it was significant. i mean, i hope i never feel that again. >> reporter: the few earthquakes that have happened here have been in the 2.5 range. they haven't been severe to cause much damage. >
from the u.s. geological survey. we have 3.6 and 3.7. a 3 1/2 magnitude earthquake, and that is a big deal, 30 miles away, from the east, and they have it in carol and baltimore county. the earth cake was at -- earthquake was true and it occurred around 5:04. >> sharon from eldersburg, she felt the house shaking. anita in a condo building heard a rumble, and then she felt the shaking for a minute. there has been an earthquake confirmed a mile fromgeragain ger man man -- fromgerman town . >> it's pain relief without the pills. no pills, no pain. how can you get pain relief without taking pills around the clock? try thermacare heatwraps, for all day relief without pills. i was surprised, thermacare worked all day. you feel the heat. and it relaxes and unlocks the muscle. you've got to try it. [ man ] thermacare, more effective for back pain than the maximum dose of acetaminophen, the medicine in tylenol. go to thermacare.com today for a $3 off coupon. thermacare. no pills. no pain. just relief. we have confirmed the earthquake this morning. we are told it is around 3.6 and 3.7. our phon
minister is looking to get his country out. the u.s. wants commitments of bp will pay up. >> i think that is what the prime minister said as well. >> lawmakers are demanding to know what role bp played in the freeing of the lockerbie bombing of. >> it could be a corrupt deal between bp and libya. >> he was convicted of being the biggest mass murder in history. >> resetting a special friendship between two nations as two leaders get to know each other. the prime minister said he will meet with senators who have tough questions for bp. >> the new center will be expected to be sworn in today. he fills the vacancy left by robert byrd. it's not clear whether carte goodwin will fill the rest of byrd's term. >> it was a small step for man and it happened 41 years ago today. more than a billion people watched and listened to the apollo 11 astronauts neil armstrong stepped onto the moon. michael collins remained in the command module. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. as we observe the 41st anniversary of the moon landing, what do you think america's future role in space
and russian officials are reportedly discussing plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on the report. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of the university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing yeardley love in may. the medical examiner says she was killed by a blunt force instrument to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham released surveillance video of her right to lakota. they believe she was driving the car out of the shopping center on june 27. -- her white toyota. they are not clear if she is alone in the car. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what led to a serious car crash in charles county at washington ave at shining willow way in la plata. a deputy hit a car with a woman and two children inside. the officer suffered bond life and injuries. >>> a developing story from california where an earthquake jolted
>> a u.s. marine headed to afghanistan gunned down near baltimore's block. >> this is a heinous senseless3 murder of a hero. >> what he was doing minutes before he was shot. and how police are trying to track down his killer. >> a deadly rag race in maryland. two years ago. why police say it could happen again this week, at almost the same spot. %-wave.ready for another heat how temperaturee will rise vee the weekend and how long it will be before we get some rain, inú the sky watch forecast. >> and living to a 100. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is ú%x 45 news at 10:00. >> hello, i am jeff barnd. >> and i am karen parks. the u.s. mariie set to return to afghanistan, is shot and killed. aad inside of a baltimore city nightclub. >> myranda stephens standing by3 live downtown with more on how his plans tooo a tragic turn. myranda? >>>ell, jeff and karen, by all accounts, chase love was a marine ready for war. but instead of returniin to afghanistan, he died in a battle ú% a different kind. inside of thii baltimore lounge. >> custooer came and said
of engagement and allow the u.s. forces to bring in fire power from above and fire their own weapons even when they can't see taliban attackers. if you are out on sniped or ambushed, you can't fire back unless you are visualizing who is attacking you. that will be loosened up a bit. it will change the composition of the way the u.s. and nato forces combat war on the ground. he said he believes that president obama will make it conditions based and that the forces will stay longer and fight longer. >> is there a sense we can get the job done on time line suggested? >> all that joe lieberman would say and all that the lawmakers going to the region now is saying the fight can't be lost. we don't know when it will be won. this is an important question. this week in the house, 162 members of the house voted for not just making ironclad the july 2011 withdrawal deadline but requiring the president to explain how he will pull every member of the u.s. military out of afghanistan in short order. there is democratic ability to some level for the war fighting plan in afghanistan and the white house has t
between the westboro baptist church and the family of a maryland marine moves one step closer to the u.s. supreme court. the church filed a brief this week, saying its actions are protected by the first amendment. >> reporter: the westborough baptist church filed this 75- page brief. attorney margie phelps will argue the case in front of the supreme court. she defended the church members' protest outside of matthew schneider's funeral in 2006. >> it is everybody's first amendment right to go to a public plot and speak on public issues. who in the world is not talking about the dying soldier? >> reporter: the kansas state believes the u.s. military deaths are god's punishment for tolerance of homosexuality. in the argument, phelps argues its actions are protected by the first amendment. not so says the father of the fallen marine. al schneider talks about the upcoming case. my son and hundreds of thousands of other men and women have died to protect freedom of speech. and to have a group of 80 people degraded and mock it is disgusting. >> in a separate legal brief filed with the court, 48
war era. the u.s. and russia are now in talks to pull off the biggest spy swap in decades. here to break down the deal that's in the works. >>> months into one of the worst environmental disasters ever. crews may be on the verge of a big step in cleaning up all the oil in the gulf. that developing story is next.  i'm from the gulf coast. i vacation here. my family spends a lot of time here. and so i have a personal, vested interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's clean up on the gulf coast. bp's taken full responsibility for clean up in the gulf, and that includes keeping you informed. our crews are cleaning the gulf beaches 24/7. when oil is spotted, shore clean up assessment teams mobilize and we get right to work. over 25,000 people are included in the clean up operation. clean up efforts are coordinated from 17 staging areas across 4 states. we're working with the coast guard and many other government agencies. every day we're working with residents and local business owners to make sure these beaches are clean and that
involved in the joint priorities, a euphemism for the u.s. the assassination liz in afghanistan. there are many events associated with that, some that resulted in the deaths of -- one that resulted in the deaths of seven children and others that results in a number of innocent. we can also see how people get on the list. they seem to be recommended by regional governors in afghanistan or by intelligence authorities, often with little evidence and no judicial review. >> you said you intend to cooperate. >> that is one of the interesting journalistic stories, that we manage to pull together these groups to share investigative resources. we shared resources stemming out of this material to deal with this. as equal partners, with the exception that we control the embargo data and could move that back in fourth. i spoke to nick davis, and then we did it between the editors. >> they modine this morning -- mod this morning are saying even they are unable to deliver these documents. how can you say it is accurate, and if some of it is not, doesn't that eat into your legitimacies? >> if
to be a picture perfect summer. pop-tarts®. made for fun™. >>> replacing a legend in the u.s. senate. west virginia governor joe man shin is calling for a special election to fill robert byrd's senate seat and the governor says he is considering running for it himself. he is waiting for an opinion from the state's attorney general on whether the election can be held this year instead of 2012. >>> it is like the cold war all over again i'm possible deal between russia and the united states to swap spies. neither the russian nor u.s. governments are confirming the deal but it could reportedly happen sometime in the next day or so. the united states arrested ten russian spies earlier this month and russia is holding several u.s. spies. fox's david lee miller shows us one of the spies that russia wants to trade. >> reporter: most americans never heard igor sutyagin but now he could play a key role. fox news is told he could be released as part of a prisoner swap involving at excused spies arrested last month in the u.s. the attorney says he could be flown to the uk as soon as tomorrow. all of
. >>> a developing story from afghanistan. monday was a deadly day for international forces. nato says five u.s. troops and the british soldiers were killed in separate bombings around that country. 14 u.s. and international troops have been killed in afghanistan this month. >>> 78 of the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. rough weather is delaying efforts to contain the oil. choppy seas have kept skimming boats in port. the oil has reached every gulf coast states. bp says its first relief wells should be finished in early next month. one expert says the company will need another oilwell to completely stop the leak. >>> the justice department has decided to file a lawsuit against arizona over its immigration law. it could be filed as early as today. the government will argue the federal law takes precedence over state law. the law gives police the power to question anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant. >>> 6:07 on this tuesday. still ahead, your mail could be on the verge of getting a lot more expensive. we will tell you why. >>> why fewer trains are running during the back to work r
-- baltimore is home to a new group of u.s. citizens. whom better to welcome them that our own proud american rob roblin. >> people from all over the world saw it today as a day they would never forget. >> i am happy. i am happy. >> it was an emotional day for hurt and the other immigrants who became u.s. citizens today. a family and friends gathered at the war memorial building for the swearing in of our new citizens. >> i hereby declare -- >> the new citizens came from over 40 countries from all over the world. stephanie roblin splake welcomed the new citizens. >> continued to celebrate the culture and customs of your homeland. these are beautiful traditions that will become the fabric of what we call america. >> for those that became citizens, it was a dream come true. >> i start to live in a free country, to do what ever i like to do in this great land. >> it may be possible for me to achieve the goals of this beautiful country. i am a citizen of the united states of america. >> i have been waiting for a long time. i have all of these wonderful freedoms. what was a day that the new citize
of that russian spy ring are back in moscow. the four russian citizens are free and went to u.s. and england. the plane carrying two of the russians landed at dulles airport at about 5:30 last night. jackie bensen has the details. >> reporter: the scene came straight out of a spy novel, a chartered jet landed on the tarmac at dulles airport. it was met by a motorcade of dark shiny vehicles filled with people whose job is not to be seen. the exchange of spies between washington and moscow is the latest chapter in a story that many thought ended with the cold war. last week americans expressed surprise when it was learned fbi agents arrested ten alleged russian spies, three of them were living and working in the shadow of the nation's capital. they are more accurately described as agents of influence. >> they can infiltrate the top levels of our policy making, and decision making government and can be far more damaging than a spy stealing a technical secret in silicon valley. >> reporter: intelligence officials said the ten lived in the u.s. for years. they transmitted no information back to r
for the iranian scientist who claims u.s. agents abducted him. tonight hear how he says the feds got him to the u.s. >>> this man convicted of blackmailing david letterman but he's also up for a major award. this doesn't have to be our future. not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - instead of losing those jobs to other countries. if you want to change america's energy future, call your senators and tell them to support clean energy legislation now. >>> a shooting in a d.c. public school parking lot left an 18- year-old hurt. the victim is a participant in the city's summer youth jobs program. this happened just before noon today outside raymond elementary school in northwest. fox 5's karen gray houston has the story. >> reporter: investigators combed the area looking for clues. a police dog was brought in to search for a weapon. anxious parents rushed to the scene. >> it don't make sense. bullets don't have
for wjz on the latest. >> reporter: this is logar, the reach wherein two u.s. sailors disappeared in afghanistan. a massive air and ground search is under way to find them. representatives told cbs news they've been take ton a secure -- taken to a secure location. two navy service members left their base in kabul friday then disappeared in the logar province, a region crawling with taliban fighters. the local afghan chief said fighters tried to stop the sailor's vehicle, but when it kept going, insurgents opened fire and the troops shot back. the only u.s. soldier believed to be held by the taliban is from i'd owe. he disappeared in 2009 and only reappeared on videos posted by the taliban. while troops search for the serviceman, others continue to come under attack. although troops survived this roadside bomb attack with only minor injuries, the u.s. military says five american soldiers have been killed in separate bomb attacks saturday. last month was the deadliest for u.s. forces in afghanistan since the war began. now american troops can only hope their two missing colleagues
the influence. they discovered he was carrying three fake u.s. 100 dollar bills. the second suspect of manassas was arrested on june 3. according to police, he had 59 counterfeit 100 dollar bills that were smuggled from peru in his son's backpack. ronald vitro is being held without bond. >>> an arrest warrant has been issued for a driver who allegedly sexually assaulted a metro access passenger. the driver works for a regency cab company which provides metro access service. we spoke with the general manager of regency cab last night. >> he looked like good man. he has a family with two kids. all of us were shocked because he worked very hard. he have a good record. he have no complaints. >> we've been told that the driver passed a background check and has no criminal history. >>> we're turning our attention now to iraq. further evidence of the changing role of the american troops there. a top iraqi official says that the united states has turned over 55 members of saddam hussein's former regime. the former international face of the regime was among the detainees. u.s. authorities will leave the
and will be transferred by the u.s. marshals service. the three include a husband and wife couple who prosecutors say admitted to being russian citizens and living under false identities after their arrest. those false identities -- they are killed -- they are charged with failing to register and conspiracy to commit money laundering. they face 25 years if convicted. another man is charged with failure to register as a foreign agent. there are talks under way between prosecutors and the defense that could result in plea deals like reduced sentences or reduced charges benefiting both be accused and the government. prosecutors would be able to avoid lengthy trials as well as having to release of sensitive information such as intelligence gathering the prosecutors would also learn exactly what these individuals were up to. >> we heard earlier some reports about a potential swap between the u.s. and russia? >> reports are coming in about this. we are hearing from the brother of a man imprisoned in russia, a nuclear research scientist convicted in 2004 of passing classified information to a british compan
. >> these protesters chanted at the white house ahead of that meeting. they are calling for an end to all u.s. aid to israel. the two are meeting one day after israel eased its blockade of the gaza strip and israel is pushing for face-to-face peace talks with the palestinians. >>> the justice department is filing suit against arizona. this could happen as early as todaydoj sources say the government is challenging the arizona immigration law. they say enforcing immigration laws is a federal job. it gives arizona police officers the ability to check people's immigration status. >>> bp says it is about to connect a third recovery ship to capture twice as many barrels of oil per day. the oil leak is still going strong and it has hit the beaches of texas. >> along the texas coast, tourists mingle with tara balls. they originated from the deep water horizon theme that would hurt all the business on the beach that gets their money. >> officials say the tart balls were carried in by chips and not current. >> we think this may be an anomaly and an alternative theory, perhaps a ballast tank had some the to
with the wars that are ongoing, and with the bad economy. those are people talking about him not being a u.s. citizen -- i believe this is the reason why the naacp was talking. people have forgotten that his mother was a white woman. [unintelligible] this is all about racism. there is nothing wrong with eric holder. i believe the president will rebound, it is doing a great job, has more to deal with than any previous president of this country. i believe he will do great. host: also in the paper this morning, when it is about race, it is probably about age too. newt gingrich will go bust week with an idea to deal with america. -- look up last week with an idea. he suggested they reach out to local chapters of the civil rights group and propose a series of joint town hall-style meetings around the country. he could be on to something if he means all americans old enough to remember when cigarettes were harmless and strom thurmond was a democrat. the tea party and the naacp represent this proportionally older memberships. herein lies a problem with some much of our discussion about race and pol
>>> the the big swap is complete. russian spies traded for men accused for spying for the u.s. and britain. how this is opening a new chapter in d.c.'s relations with moscow. >>> fake i.d. a 19-year-old is accused of dressing up as a metrobus driver and driving a bus. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news4 today." aaron gilchrist has the morning off. you'll see him this evening. it's saturday, july 10, 2010. first a quick check on our forecast. chuck bell is joining us life in the studio. you spent the last few days floating in water? >> i went out to rehoboth beach when it was 102 degrees here and i floated out. >>> were you floating with jellyfish? >> no. outside on a saturday morning, clouds have finally moved back in and a little needed rainfall as well. we're way behind in rainfall for the year. temperatures in the mid-to high 70s now. here's a live look at doppler. rain showers to the blue ridge mountains. no heavy rain. can't rule out a little thunder. nope severe weather. rain will linger longer in the bay and tout the eastern shore. heading out to the baseball
with at least two of the four people convicted of spying for the u.s. they were exchanged for ten confessed russian acts busted on u.s. -- agents busted on u.s. soil. >> reporter: less than two weeks after they were arrested ten convicted russian spies are now in moscow. without any fanfare, their plane touched down at one of the city's airports. for most of those on board, including anna chapman it was a return home but for a naturalized u.s. citizen, it is likely to only be -- to be only a stop on her native peru. in exchange for their release, russia set free four prisoners, three former kgb agents and arms control researcher. the actual spy swap took place in vienna, austria. one russian analyst says even though it was a lopsided exchange of ten for four, the u.s. got the better deal. >> i think the swap was quite pragmatic for the until. we gave up -- for the united states. we gave up a spy ring here that didn't seem to do great damage to u.s. national security. in exchange we received a number of potentially high level, highly valuable russian intelligence officers. >> reporter: the f
shukrijumah. the u.s. has a $5 million bounty out for him. he's one of the al qaeda operational leaders. he's believed to be linked to this case and there's concern about him. he's still on the loose, and four others also named in the criminal charges handed up today. >> so much has changed in our perception of 9/11 about al qaeda. we know there are all these tentacles that go out there. in some cases we've focused on other group, but what does this tell us if anything about al qaeda and its power within the united states. >> i think it does two things. one, that overseas, there's certainly a structure in place and there's great concern that they're still trying to carry out attacks here in the u.s., here in new york. there have been 11 attempts since 9/11 here in new york. and they remain concerned that whether it's the lone wolf or whether it's al qaeda itself-inspired plot that it's a pa main concern. but the drone strikes that the cia efforts have disrupted the network there. they may not be as capable so they wind up with not as sophisticated operatives trying to off bombs in plots tha
will be gone. what is your big regret? >> upon myself to the u.s. senate. -- a point myself to the u.s. senatoe. [laughter] [applause] >> the most concise answer of the day. come on. somebody follow that. come on. you are not shy. >> i think -- i wish i would have found asking for funding higher education -- a dedicated program for funding higher education. in deep recessions, it is a very vulnerable area. it is not caseload driven. we spend 97% of our budget on five areas. the two areas that are not totally case-load driven are more vulnerable. they take such a hit. it is very counterproductive to economic development in the long run. a short-term recession has turned into something longer than what people thought it would be. we need some systematic in our state to make sure that we adequately fund higher education. >> governor beebe? go now. >> i did not want to follow patterson -- paterson. the one thing i regret -- hopefully we will finish this, given the opportunity. we did not completely remove the sales tax -- we were one of this -- the states that tax boost to the highest percentage. t
people still live in tent communities. despite billions of u.s. dollars pledged, mounds of debris remain throughout the city of port- au-prince. >>> congress is back in session. democratic senators will need to get 60 votes to push through the financial overhaul bill. before the week-long independence day break, democrats did not have the votes they needed, but now at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over. >>> a d.c. council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many power outages in the heat wave last week. couzens went without power and air conditioning for days. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everyth
. >>> the biggest spy swap since the cold war is now a done deal. u.s. and russian flights landed briefly in vienna this morning and then took off. whit johnson has the latest information. >> reporter: two planes sat nose to tale on the tarmac in austria as the u.s. and russia completed a highly orchestrated trade of secret agents. after less than two hours on the ground, both took off. a plane carrying four russians reportedly landed in london at a military base. the other touched down in moscow. ten spies, working for the russian government, pleaded guilty on thursday in a federal court new york to working as unregistered agents. in exchange russia freed four people convicted of passing information to the west including scientists. in an interview for face the nation, attorney general eric holder says the deal is good for the u.s. >> we essentially orchestrated a swap so we had access to or got back four people who had been charged in russia with conducting intelligence activities on behalf of western countries. >> reporter: obama administration officials say the swap had the approval of the high
voters they support stronger immigration policy. >> meanwhile, baltimore is now home to a new group of u.s. citizens. rob roblin was there as they took the oath to become proud americans. >> for 72 people from all over the world, this is a day they will never forget. >> i'm happy! >> it was an emotional day for the immigrants who became u.s. citizens today. family and friends gathered at the war memorial building for the swearing in of our new citizens. snl the 72 people that became new citizens today came from over 40 countries from all over the country. stephanie rawlings-blake welcomed the new citizens. >> the passion we call america. >> for those that became citizens today, it was a dream come tru. >> i start to live in a free country. to do quha i like to do in this great -- to do what i like to do in this great law. >> it may be possible for me to achieve this beautiful country today. i am glad i am a zens of the united states of america. >> it was a day our new citizens will never forget. for many, it was a very emotional day. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> cape cod beaches closed
of indoor fire. >> reporter: he got a demonstration of a security alert as loud speakers sounded at the u.s. embassy in baghdad after what was described a small explosion in the heavily fortified green zone. the vice president called on lawmakers to form a government which includes all the main political blocks. >>> five after the hour. time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here with a look at world markets. we're on holiday in the states. want the rest of the world? a mixed picture overnight. and we have a day off today. traders are of course taking a day off in honor of the 4th of july holiday and probably a good thing investors are getting time off, as well. given the performance the u.s. market has put in lately. the dow fell for the seventh session in a row on friday. for the week the key averages fell between 5 to 6%. >>> a consumer alert this morning involving buy son meat. rocky mountain natural meats issued a recall for 66,000- pounds of the meat. it is linked to e. coli illness and six people in colorado and new york. it was sold between may 21st and may 27th. >
to drive it home. i wish you well as u.s. junior jobs. >> my apologies again -- i wish you well as you assume your jobs. >> my apologies again. we please all stand? will you swear that the testimony you're about to give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? do agree to testify before the united states senate? i thank all three of you. let me start with you dr. yellen. you have any family members here that you would like to recognize? >> [inaudible] >> and you? >> [unintelligible] >> dr. raskin? >> [unintelligible] >> very smart bringing in those kinetic events -- connected -- ans.ecte-- connecticut's i hope you have not mention anyone. [laughter] -- i hope you have not forgotten to mention anyone. [laughter] we will begin with you dr. yellen. normally, i ask that the people try to restrain their remarks to five minutes a piece. but having read your statements, i would urge you to speak five minutes apiece. there were very short perio. for the purposes of the record, let me say that any statements that members of this committee will have will be added to the record. any
government. we all know the story of red ink and escalating debt. at the same time, you have a u.s. economy still struggling to keep the recovery going, and democrats clearly believes the need to provide a sufficient base for the recovery through the likes of benefits and other programs is necessary. there trumpeting the concerns over the debt and saying to do them but on the basis of which they did not add to the federal deficit. >> if it appears they moved to unemployment benefits, why did the president make a statement talking about republicans and their approach? >> it seems to me his message was calculated to test to make sure the votes were there, as we have seen several times through this process does been a number of votes for democrats thought they had sufficient votes, and at the last minute, a republican and changed their minds. i think the president's message was calculated to put pressure to insure they will side with the majority appear reagan and >> -- maturity. >> thank you for joining us. this segment is 40 minutes. "washington journal" continues. host: jane oates with the
. they will consider collecting the money through regular rate increases instead. >>> still to come, russian spies. u.s. authorities have detained a 12th person in connection with the recently exposed russian spy ring. >>> iphone issues. consumers report weighs in on the problem with apple's widely popular new smartphone. please take another live look outside. your complete first warning forecast is still coming up. ,, >>> the united states has detain add 12th person in connection with that russian spy ring. the person will be deport frltd u.s -- from the u.s. sometime today. the man is not charged with any crime. last week 10 people were sent back in exchange for four people accused of spying for the west. >>> police said the gunman who opened fire was in a bitter dispute with his dpoif. he killed two people at the plant in albuquerque before killing himself. he reportedly told workers she was going to report it before the shooting. >>> consumers report is buying apple's explanation on the phones. apple says it's dropping calls and the company blamed a formula. the magazine will not give the phone a r
the peace keeping troupes out. and u.s. officials say they'll work with the government to bring the attackers to justice. at the white house, joel brown, wjz-13, eyewitness news. >>> and the american killed, a 25-year-old nate hen was a former university of delaware student--. >> one of the girls injures is from ellicott city. >>> and the rematch is on. there's a 1 point lead for mr. ehrlich. it's still in the margin of error and shows how close the race is. mike hellgren has more. mike? >> reporter: gigi, many believe that the particular poll tilts towards the republicans. the lead had a shrink. and today, the governor says that the only survey that matters is the one on election day. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: a new report poll shows that ehrlich edging out current democrat governor alley in the race. but, it's a statistical dead heat. >> the poll tends to tilt in the direction of republicannings against the democrats. and this is not just a few times, but over a lot of polls a lot of times. >> reporter: the key for mr. ehrlich is getting democratic votes to win. the
up in the next few days. >> a resident sex offender was on the loose after u.s. mistakenly set free in baltimore county. -- after he was mistakenly set free in baltimore county. there was a mistake made with his transfer paperwork. he was released. he is being held downow and his case will move ahead with prosecution. >> 29-year-old devaughn anderson was taken into custody over the weekend after a search and seizure warrant was executed and a home in east baltimore. police recovered numerous laptop computers, printers, varies gaming systems and a need your help to find other victims who have had such items stolen. >> we are in the early stages of this investigation. these investigations are time consuming and fairly tedious. we will be working at this one for a while. >> the suspect is now charged with burglary. the fuad information, you are urged to call 410-396-3423. >> tonight, we have learned that the city is about to turn up the heat on one of baltimore's waterfront communities. there has been a long-running dispute over the waterfront, no promenade. grex the city argues that e
of the lockerbie bomber. he says that both the u.s. and british governments need to take a closer look at bp's actions over the past several years. for people with heart pain, the problem became a whole lot easier and less risky. and if your credit rating is less than perfect, don't be discouraged. but first, the defense takes center stage and the trial of former illinois gov. rod blagojevich. >> i crash landing nearly caused the plane and s c b to collide in arizona. the plane clipped the top of the suv near the runway as it was trying to land. the plan was experiencing mechanical issues, causing an emergency landing in phoenix yesterday. the driver of the suv was not injured. former illinois gov. rod blagojevich is expected to take the stand this week in his corruption trial. attorneys plan to call their star witness as they make their case today. he claims he did nothing wrong in connection with the plot to sell a senate seat formerly occupied by barack obama. >> charismatic as he might be, there is a lot of damning evidence with respect to the tapes. >> roblin voinovich has pleaded not g
afternoon. >> more than 11,000 people contacted the u.s. geological survey to report what they experienced. this is considered a minor earthquake in the grand scheme of things. it is the biggest one on record for our area. thousands of residents were shaken out of their sleep. >> i woke up suddenly to a large crash. i felt the house shake. it felt like something had hit the house. >> the u.s. geological survey says there was a 3.6 magnitude earthquake center in germantown. the tremors were far reaching. >> the earthquake itself probably only took one second. it sends seismic waves out that then travel through the earth. any person sitting in a little bit of distance was probably shaken for several seconds. >> longtime residents say they have never experienced anything like this. >> i know we have had small tremors on the east coast, but this is the first one i remember being scary. >> seismologists say earthquakes are rare in our region, but they do happen. this map shows how low the earthquake risk is compared to other regions. >> we actually lives in a low area. this is the largest earth
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